Nvidia, once again, is taking its time announcing something that we all pretty much know exists. Rumors have swirled around the RTX 3080 Ti for a couple of months now, with leaks coming out regarding the card’s specs just last month. If that wasn’t enough, a few days ago an RTX 3080 Ti from MSI was even spotted out in the wild. At this point, the RTX 3080 Ti is essentially confirmed, but Nvidia continues to play coy. According to VideoCardz.com, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti announcement has been pushed back a full two weeks. Instead of revealing the 3080 Ti on May 18, the company will announce the card on May 31.
That new date may simply be for the sake of convenience. Reports say the RTX 3070 Ti’s announcement will come on May 31. Moving the 3080 Ti to the same date could just be a way to make sure consumers know all the products they can choose from. VideoCardz has also reported that the embargo date for RTX 3080 Ti reviews will come before the embargo for the RTX 3070 Ti. The 3070 Ti’s reported embargo date is June 9, while the 3080 Ti’s is June 2.
What will consumers get with the RTX 3080 Ti?
We have previously reported that the RTX 3080 Ti will likely be on the pricier side of Nvidia’s 30 Series lineup, costing $1099 USD. However, that cost may be made up in terms of performance, which naturally will sit somewhere between that of an RTX 3080 and an RTX 3090. When it launches, the RTX 3080 Ti will come with 10240 CUDA cores, 12 GB of GDDR6X memory, and a base clock of 1365 MHz. Compared to the RTX 3090, which sports 10496 CUDA cores, 24 GB of GDDR6X memory, and a base clock of 1395, the 3080 Ti presents a more consumer-friendly future-proof option for gamers.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti to be announced on May 31st, launching in June https://t.co/bueRi7Hg1R
— VideoCardz.com (@VideoCardz) May 3, 2021
Of course, all of this information needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Until we get an official announcement for the RTX 3080 Ti, we can’t say for sure what comes in it or what its MSRP will be. Not like Nvidia’s intended price really matters, since the demand for and eventually scarcity of the 3080 Ti will drive up its price.